A man was rescued from a South Tyneside cliff by a Tynemouth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew this morning after he slipped on rocks sustaining minor injuries.
The man, believed to be in his mid-30’s and from Newcastle, was walking near to a muddly cliff at Trow Point, South Shields, when he slipped and fell, suffering cuts and bruises.
Humber Coastguard was alerted to the incident and requested the launch of Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat at 10.57am.Arriving at the scene the lifeboat crew discovered the casualty on the muddy cliffs being attended to by Coastguard and Fire Brigade cliff rescue teams.
The lifeboat crew then evacuated the casualty from the cliff, placed him in the lifeboat and then took him to the nearby beach where he was transferred to the paramedic Hazardous Area Response Team.
Once the man was safely in the care of paramedics the rescue units were stood down and the lifeboat returned to station.